Irish Lose to Southeast Saline

By Chance Liebau The Irish’s five-game win streak came to an end on February 2 with a 56-50 loss at Southeast of Saline. The Irish kept the game close, despite being without injured players Monroe Morgan and Lozano Lovett. The Irish and Trojans went back and forth, trading baskets in the first quarter and the Irish carried an 11-10 lead into the second quarter. The Irish then hit a cold stretch from the three point line in the second quarter;

Wrestlers Fall to Concordia

By Kaya LaPointe The Chapman wrestling team went to Concordia on February 1st. The Chapman boys team fought hard and lost to Concordia, 49 to 27. Deven Backman has a real passion for wrestling. ”Wrestling really changes your outlook on life. It changes it, in my opinion, in the most positive way possible,” he stated. Most wrestlers would unanimously agree, wrestling is a great way to let go of the stress of daily life. Every member of the team is

Lady Irish Topple the Trojans

By Macy Bliss & Kylie Merritt The Lady Irish got back on track with a win against Southeast of Saline last Friday, 45-23. The girls had a hot first quarter, scoring 13, with Peyton Suther and Ashlynn Bledsoe both hitting a three. Scoring in the second quarter was a struggle, as our top scorer McKenna Kirkpatrick was benched due to foul trouble. Despite a low scoring second quarter, the Irish ended the first half still ahead by 6 points, 17-11.

The Lady Irish Get Clawed By The Tigers

By Macy Bliss & Kylie Merritt The Lady Irish Basketball Team took on the Clay Center Tigers on Tuesday, January 30th. Despite having home court advantage, the Irish couldn’t pull it off, losing 28-50. The teams remained neck-and-neck for the first quarter into the beginning of the second, being tied at 14. The Tigers pulled away halfway through the second quarter, ending the first half with a score of 16-28. McKenna Kirkpatrick led the Irish, scoring 6 points in the

The Irish Slide Past Hoisington

By Chance Liebau The Chapman Irish continued their winning ways and defeated the Hoisington Cardinals on the road, 54-50. The Irish were short-handed when Moe Morgan hurt his hip earlier in the week and Gabe Barten was at a Scholar’s Bowl meet, leaving the Irish with only eight players. The Irish now have a four-game winning streak and have won five of their last six. The Irish jumped on the Cardinals early with a 4-0 lead, but the Cardinals responded

Chapman Takes Charge

By Chance Liebau The Chapman Irish captured their first Panther Classic championship in James Bell’s tenure on Saturday, defeating the Santa fe Trail Chargers 57-43 in the championship game of the tournament. This comes one day after the Irish absolutely demolished the Wabaunsee Chargers 73-31. The Irish slowed down the Charger attack from three-point range with constant pressure on Dylan Long, Santa fe Trail’s best scorer. Chapman led from start to finish, boosted by a 19-point second quarter that helped

Irish Trump Royal Valley

By Chance Liebau The Irish got back to their winning ways, and back to .500, with a 60-55 win in their first of three games at the Royal Valley Invitational Tournament. They defeated the Royal Valley Panthers to get back to a 5-5 record. The Irish now hold the second seed in their substate. The Panthers pounced on the Irish early, jumping out to a 13-4 lead in the first quarter. Coach James Bell quickly switched defenses when the Panthers

Concordia Creeps Past Irish

By Chance Liebau The Chapman Irish boys basketball team dropped their second straight contest, this time against the Concordia Panthers, 62-55. Concordia controlled the game for most of the first half, jumping out to an eight-point lead in the first quarter. The Irish struggled to hit shots, especially from the paint. Izek Jackson missed three dunks for the Irish. Concordia, on the other hand, could not miss from the field. The Panthers hit tough shot after tough shot, but the

Scholar’s Bowl

By Kaya LaPointe The CHS Scholar’s Bowl is a competition for the exceptionally smart students of Chapman High. On Monday the 8th, they went 5-1 during pool play and 1-4 during the finals. They work hard preparing for their tournaments by having meetings and practicing in the many different categories they test on. Some of these categories are math, social sciences, literature, and science. During the competition participants take turns answering for their team. They have a buzzer that they

Irish Dominate Herington Tournament

By Chance Liebau The Chapman Irish wrestling team continued a great start to the New Year by placing first of fifteen teams in the Herington tournament this weekend, which included first place finishes by Colin Henderson, Tye Paluso, Chance Hayden, Dalton Harvey, and Zach Ferris. The Irish are coming off of a 66-6 win over Herington last Thursday, so the Irish have a lot of momentum carrying over to the second half of the season. As a team, the Irish

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